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Signs that Arlington man killed family, self

Troubles behind a bright exterior

The Arlington woman and her infant twins found dead Monday were apparently killed by her husband, a decorated paramedic with a history of depression, who slashed his sons’ throats and strangled his wife before killing himself in the peaceful suburban neighborhood where they lived, officials with knowledge of the case said Tuesday.

The Middlesex district attorney’s office would not provide details on the case, except to say there is no public safety threat, and that they were awaiting an autopsy report. But two law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity said they believe that Scott D. Jones, 43, killed his wife, Mei, also 43, and their two boys, just days after their marriage had apparently fallen apart. Those officials said the knife used in the killings has been found.

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